New animal shelter receives financial boost

New animal shelter receives financial boost

Chatham-Kent’s new animal shelter has received a large boost from the Donna L’Ecuyer Foundation in the form of a $25,062.62 donation. Donna, who passed away in 2013 was a local teacher who had a great love for animals, a love she has passed on to her children and grandchildren. Lynn McGeachy, project coordinator for the […]

Police investigate thefts

Police investigate thefts

Police are seeking the public’s help in two separate theft investigations. Sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday night, someone entered an unlocked barn on Longwoods Road and stole a blue and grey 1996 Honda 400 TXR Forman ATV. The vehicle was last seen with Ontario license plate 58LF7 and had a gun rack mounted […]

Wanted man arrested following traffic stop in Chatham

Wanted man arrested following traffic stop in Chatham

A 29-year-old Chatham man wanted on an outstanding warrant for property related offences and failing to attend court was arrested last night. Police responded to the area of Grand Avenue and Michener Road in Chatham in regards to a suspicious person shortly after 11 p.m. An officer observed the man wearing all dark clothing riding […]

Wallaceburg man charged with assaulting, threatening youths

Wallaceburg man charged with assaulting, threatening youths

On April 25th, a 23-year-old man found himself in an argument with a 9-year-old and a 12-year-old. The man allegedly responded to this argument by spitting beer on the two youths and threatening them with bodily harm and uttering racial slurs. The Chatham-Kent Police attended and arrested the 23-year-old man. He was transported to Chatham-Kent […]

Police investigate vehicle theft

Police investigate vehicle theft

Police are seeking the public’s help as they investigate a vehicle theft. An unknown male attended a neighborhood in the north end of Chatham overnight between April 24th and April 25th. The suspect located a 2010 Ford Pickup truck and removed it from the driveway. The vehicle is described as black in colour. It has […]

Woman arrested for possession of controlled substance

Woman arrested for possession of controlled substance

A Chatham-Kent police officer arrested a Chatham woman for possession of a controlled substance on Monday. Police say the woman was identified as having outstanding warrants with the Ontario Provincial Police, London Police and St Thomas Police. She was issued OPP court documents and released into St. Thomas Police custody for a bail hearing. Chatham […]

Drugs found in car after search: CKPS

Drugs found in car after search: CKPS

Early this morning the Chatham-Kent police stopped a vehicle for multiple violations. The driver was issued several citations and the vehicle required towing to be removed from the roadway. Prior to being towed, police did an inventory search of the vehicle and discovered drugs. Police did not name the substance found. The Chatham man was […]

Unemployment up slightly in CK

Unemployment up slightly in CK

Unemployment figures for Chatham-Kent rose by .4 per cent in February to 6.8 per cent as compared with January numbers. Unemployment throughout the region rose .1 per cent and the provincial rate is 6.4 per cent. Nationally, the unemployment rate stands at 6.8 per cent. Stuart McFadden, Chatham-Kent’s acting director of economic development services said […]

Students in Lambton and Chatham-Kent participate in “Water Does Wonders Month”

Students in Lambton and Chatham-Kent participate in “Water Does Wonders Month”

Twenty elementary schools in Lambton and ten elementary schools in Chatham-Kent participated in Water Does Wonders Month which challenged students to bring reusable water bottles to school as a way of encouraging healthy drink choices. Over 8,000 students were provided with water bottles, and qualifying schools received funding for new physical activity equipment after completing […]

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